Tsunami Relief in Japan
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) continues to support the relief efforts of three Japanese aid groups assisting survivors of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which left thousands dead and devastated coastal communities in northeastern Japan.
Japan tsunami recovery
On Japan’s tsunami-devastated northeast coast, the IRC is helping Japanese aid groups support the elderly and people with disabilities; supply people living on remote islands with food, fuel, tents, blankets and other critical supplies; and help kick-start the fishing industry.
Story and photos by the IRC's Peter Biro (Published Mar. 6, 2012)
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How We Help
Three IRC-supported groups – the Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR), JEN and Peace Winds Japan – are providing services and supplies to help tsunami survivors in northeastern Japan through the emotional and physical recovery process.